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TAG: Zika virus

GIS fundamental in battle against Zika virus

August 23, 2016By

Florida is home to more than 3.6 million women aged 15 to 44 years. With more than 400 Zika virus cases reported in Florida to date, the state has become a top focus in the public health battle to curb the spread of Zika infections in the U.S. Gathering and mapping such data ­using GIS software from Esri ­is part of... read more

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Smart maps track Zika outbreaks globally

May 18, 2016By

Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) is using the Esri platform to track the outbreak of the Zika virus on a global scale. By sharing mapped intelligence with health services and aid responders, PDC is able to provide essential information that defines the characteristics of the virus and its carrier’s breeding grounds. “Esri provides the backbone for visualizing an event and understanding the... read more

Esri webinar aims to help Zika virus reponse

May 16, 2016By

Esri is hosting a free one-hour webinar “Effective Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance and Control” on Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m. PDT. The webinar will help city and county staff implement a complete workflow that is driven by understanding the location of information. Geographic information systems (GIS) technology plays a vital role in monitoring and eradicating mosquitos, and ramping up to fast... read more

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GIS and biological threats

April 7, 2016By

Longing for the good old days when we mostly worried about nukes
Emerging warfare technologies are increasing, along with natural threats such as Zika and Ebola. Monitoring and analysis of such threats is a critically important activity for our geospatial community. read more

Combating the Zika virus: A story map

February 29, 2016By
The aedes albopictus mosquito feeding on a human host. The aedes aegypti mosquito also spreads Zika. (Photo: CDC)

Direct Relief is reaching out to its network partners to offer resources to combat the Zika virus. The non-profit organization also created an Esri story map. read more

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